The end of the school year is undoubtedly a time of intense work for all the teachers and education workers. It’s also pretty busy for me! And in combination with this blistering heat wave which has occurred in Poland during the past few days – I’ve become a totally ‘passive-vegetative’ individual. This state of affairs has successfully made my work on new texts much harder than usual. Oh, OK! You’re right! I’m just trying to make an ideal excuse for my temporary writer’s block!
One of the issues, which is quite important for me during holidays, is my figure. It has long been known that during warm and sunny days we show our bodies much more than we would like to. In my life I’ve experienced two episodes of significant weight loss, in each case I lost around 10 kg – without any bigger physical activity or introducing any strict diet. It’s true that two years ago, during my holidays, I decided to ‘run’ a little bit every morning and it was probably a factor which helped me regain my proper figure. The word run has been put in the quotation marks, as it didn’t have much to do with any professional running, I’d rather call it ‘semi-runnig’ on short distances, which provided my body with some extra physical activity and influenced me in a similar way to placebo. It’s also true, that at some point my organism lost too much body weight, and I was simply too skinny. Fortunately, nothing lasts forever, so I’ve slowly started putting on weight, which has probably influenced my appearance quite positively – however, with lack of regular dose of exercise, my body leaves much to be desired. There’s only one week till awaited summer holidays, so I hope to overcome these shortcomings pretty soon.
One of the reasons of my gaining weight – besides unlimited love for everything which is sweet – was a significant slowing down of digesting food by my organism. This state of affairs was caused by a few factors, but for sure the main one was related to the style and way of my work. That’s why, I started searching for some natural ways of enhancing my digestion, and as always the incredible Nun Mary has come to my rescue. Today, I’m going to present you a fast recipe for a delicious and simple in preparation digesion-boosting vegetable smoothie, which I have found in one of the books of my favourite culinary author, whose recipes I often present you on my blog.
For one portion:
- 3 carrots
- 1 big tomato
- 2 sprigs of dill or parsley
- 1/4 of a big celery root
- 1/5 of leek (the white part)
- 1/2 of lemon
- crushed ice
Clean carrots, celery root and leek. Wash the vegetables under running water and cut them into pieces. Blanch the tomato to remove its skin, then dice it. Rinse the dill or parsley, then dry it. Squeeze lemon juice. Blend the carrots first, then add tomato, celery root, leek and dill or parsley. At the end pour the lemon juice in and add some crushed ice. Blend everything together for a short while. When the smoothie is ready pour it into a glass and drink it at once. Bon Appetit!
See you around!
This and many more recipes you will find in the book titled ‘Zielone Koktajle Siostry Marii’.
Comments: 20 replies added
My digestion is terrible, but I do love smoothies. I'll have to check this out, thanks friend!
My digestion has improved a lot this summer and it's only beginning! :)
I am all for a digestive BOOST as my digestion for the longest time was a pile of CRUD! Thankfully, for the most part, I feel as though she (yes, she) is under control :)
It's good to have a closer look at our digestion as it influences our bodies a lot! :)
It's been a while since I had a smoothie and this does look like one to just make my body feel good and do it good too.
You will feel really well after drinking this one! :)
it always amazes me all the different ways you can make smoothies. This sounds like a really boosting one filled with veggies!
I didn't use to like smoothies too much, but it changes with age ... at least in my case! :)
I'm trying to incorporate smoothies to my diet. Usually I take them during the morning and I feel with energy through out the day. I like the idea of a touch of parsley. I've never tried it like that before. Candace Hampton http://www.thebeautybeau.com
I love parsley even with my sandwiches. :) I need to try to drink smoothies daily, too! :)
I love smoothies because fruits and veggies are so important for so many things. Smoothies make it so much easier to get them in my diet! This is one I really need to try.
You're right about smoothies! I'm not very good at eating fruit and vegetables regularly, but it's much easier to drink them in smoothies. :)
I just got my smoothie machine out the other day. I am ready to try this one out!
Hope you'll like its taste! :)
Only for the color this smoothie has to be gooooood! Love your pictures, by the way!
I love all the red and orange coloured smoothies! :)
Oh I love a good smoothie! Yum.
This sounds great in theory but I am still trying to wrap my head about veggie smoothies lol I hope I'll get there soon! For now, though, my veggies stay in my smoothies.
You should give them a try! They are really healthy and delicious at the same time, just be sure to use the ingredients you like!